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Dölpopa Sherab Gyaltsen(1292 - 1361) 
Dölpopa Sherab Gyaltsen was one of the most influential Buddhist masters in Tibetan history. He first became an important scholar of the Sakya tradition, but then moved to Jonang Monastery. There he became the fourth holder of the monastic seat and constructed a monumental stupa. Dölpopa’s ideas, specifically his famous formulation of the zhentong view and his interpretations of Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna doctrine, have elicited controversy for nearly seven hundred years.

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"The crucial stanza [RGV] I.27, in which the three reasons for the presence of a buddha nature in sentient beings are presented, is thus explained in the following way:

Dolpopa has a unique view on this issue as Wangchuk points out:

He was not the first to use the term, but he was the one to define and make it a central feature of his innovative philosophical position:

"He typically describes both buddha nature and the dharmakāya as being ultimately really established, everlasting, eternal, permanent, immutable (ther zug), and being beyond dependent origination. He also equates the tathāgata heart with “ālaya-wisdom” as opposed to the ālaya-consciousness." Brunnhölzl, K., When the Clouds Part, p. 68.

Other names

  • ཤེས་རབ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • ཤེས་རབ་མགོན་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • རྟོན་པ་བཞི་ལྡན་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • shes rab rgyal mtshan · other names (Wylie)
  • shes rab mgon · other names (Wylie)
  • rton pa bzhi ldan · other names (Wylie)

Affiliations & relations

  • Jonang · religious affiliation
  • tshul khrims snying po · teacher
  • skyi ston 'jam dbyangs · teacher
  • skyi ston grags pa rgyal mtshan · teacher
  • sa skya slob dpon shes rab bzang po · teacher
  • gzhon nu bzang po · teacher
  • blo gros bstan pa · teacher
  • jo gdan mkhan po bsod nams grags pa · teacher
  • nag 'bum · teacher
  • jo nang chos rje yon gtan rgya mtsho · teacher
  • jo nang lo tsA ba blo gros dpal · student
  • g.yag sde paN chen · student
  • bsod nams rgyal mtshan · student
  • phyogs las rnam rgyal · student
  • sa bzang ma ti paN chen blo gros rgyal mtshan · student
  • 'bri gung lo tsA ba ma Ni ka shrI · student
  • nya dbon kun dga' dpal · student
  • kun spangs chos grags dpal bzang · student